Shetland Bead Lace Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Shetland Bead Lace Stich Pattern is a gorgeous lace pattern that lends itself especially well to shawls.

In fact, the way the yarnovers are distributed gives this lace pattern an almost 3D feel.

Unlike many other easy lace patterns, this stitch pattern does not have any rest rows. That means that you are working your lace pattern on every row.

As a matter of fact, it is this feature that gives this stitch pattern its depth. This despite the pattern just being knitted over 4 rows. Additionally, the stitch pattern is fairly easy to memorise.

Even though this is not technically a reversible pattern, the reverse side does have a very interesting pattern. As mentioned, this lace pattern will work really well in a shawl especially when knitted on a larger needle than the yarn calls for. However, it will also work well in other projects where you have two public sides.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Shetland Bead Lace Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                                     Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                    Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                  Purl Stitch English Style

yo                                                yarnover                                          Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                         knitting 2 stitches                     Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 

SK2P                                          slip, knit 2 together
                                                      pass slip stitch over

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 6 sts plus 11.

Row 1 (WS): K3, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: K2, k2tog, yo, k3, * yo, SK2P, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, k2tog, k2.

Row 3: K3, * yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: K1, k2tog, yo, * k1, yo, SK2P, yo, k2; rep from * to last 8 sts, k1, yo, SK2P, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until the desired length is reached.

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